Oct 31, 2017AARP Foundation Announces Urban Institute Report Showing First Comprehensive View into the 13MM Low Income Older WorkersReport reveals more older Americans working live below poverty line than ones who are unemployed
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation announced today the release of a comprehensive national report by the Urban Institute examining current employment for low-income older workers and low- and middle-wage occupations projected to grow most rapidly between 2014 and 2024. This report, funded by AARP Foundation, is the first of its kind to study both older adults and low-income workers. With Americans living longer and life expectancy continuing to increase the research is designed to provide a better understanding of employment trends for low-income older workers.
- Oct 27, 2017Medal Replicas to be Presented to Veterans and Their Family Members
WASHINGTON, DC— AARP saluted the Filipino and Filipino American veterans of World War II by funding the minting of 1,000 bronze replicas of the Congressional Gold Medal to be given to veterans and their family members in recognition of their service and sacrifice. Commissioned by Congress, the medals are the highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions.
Oct 25, 2017AARP named an Official Community Sponsor of the Club
LOS ANGELES - The five-time MLS Cup winning team, the LA Galaxy and AARP have entered into a multiyear agreement that names AARP an official and community sponsor. The agreement, brokered by AEG Global...
Oct 24, 2017
NEW YORK—Faced with a rapid increase in the number of caregivers in the workplace, Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH) and AARP today launched Supporting Caregivers in the Workplace: A...
Oct 24, 2017AARP Announces AARP Purpose Prize Winners; Five $50K Cash Awards Will Be Presented at November 2 Gala in Chicago
AARP today announced the five winners of the AARP Purpose Prize™ which recognizes outstanding work by people age 50 and over that is focused on advancing social good. In recognition of their...
Oct 19, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today delivered to members of the United States Senate a petition signed by more than 2 million AARP members urging the Senate to reject measures that would result in deep cuts to Medicare and Social Security. The petition follows a letter AARP sent to Senators late last week, which said “We urge you to vote no on this measure.”
Oct 19, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins released the following statement in response to the bipartisan agreement proposed by U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) to help stabilize the individual health insurance market:
Oct 18, 2017The ‘Health Tax’ Could Cost Individuals this Tax Season
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP today gave enthusiastic support for bipartisan legislation titled the Seniors Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2017 (S. 1977) by US Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The bill would protect seniors with high health care costs from a “health tax” in 2017.
Oct 13, 2017AARP Response to Trump Administration’s Decision to Discontinue Paying Federal Cost-Sharing Reductions
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that ACA cost-sharing reduction (CSR)...
Oct 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—Today AARP released the following statement from AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins in response to the announced cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries in 2018:
- Oct 12, 2017New AARP documentary starring TV personality Marco Antonio Regil showcases Latinos tackling the family caregiver role
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced the launch of an effort to raise awareness of the daily challenges faced by many U.S. Latino family caregivers, anchored by the release of a Spanish-language...
- Oct 9, 2017AARP says now is the time to compare Medicare plans, and there’s free help available
WASHINGTON, DC—Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15th through December 7th and is the perfect opportunity each year to review your Medicare plan coverage for 2018. AARP is encouraging everyone with Medicare coverage to compare their health and prescription drug plan options during the seven weeks of Medicare Open Enrollment.
- Oct 9, 2017Inside the October/November Issue of AARP The Magazine: TV Icon Ted Danson Opens Up about Love, Success, and Finding Balance in LifePLUS:
On the verge of turning 70, Ted Danson is experiencing one of the happiest and most productive periods in his life. But getting there wasn't easy. In the October/November issue of AARP The...
- Oct 5, 2017America Still Kno-o-ows His Name! Ted Danson Shares His Path to Finding Balance, Love and Success in the October/November AARP The Magazine
WASHINGTON, DC—Ted Danson’s career may have been at a peak playing the shallow, philandering bartender Sam Malone in Cheers, one of the most beloved TV shows of all time. But when he officially closed the “bar” in 1993, his personal life was approaching a nadir. In an exclusive interview with AARP The Magazine (ATM), the Emmy-award winner, now 69, shares why his happiest years have come after his hair went gray. Danson reveals his secrets to making the second half of life the richest part by finding balance, whether it’s accepting that life will be messy, fighting fear with gratitude, or embracing the challenges of work when many of those around you are younger.
Oct 3, 2017AARP Survey Also Finds Obstacles: Many have not applied for jobs or updated a resume in years, believe employers perceive age as disadvantage
WASHINGTON, DC—Many older American workers say they plan on getting a new job.
- Oct 2, 2017October AARP Bulletin Reveals How to Get the Best Medicare Coverage at the Least Cost in 2018 and BeyondPlus, a special report on America's most outrageous con artists; Why more businesses are hiring older workers; All-new thinking about the healthiness of salt; How to prepare a "go bag" for potential emergencies; AARP's relief efforts for Harvey and Irma; and much more
Approximately 58 million Americans today rely on Medicare for their health insurance. As the program enters its 52nd year, the number of choices and options has skyrocketed. Add in that certain...
Sep 27, 2017Bipartisan bill would develop a strategy to support family caregivers
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP applauds the unanimous passage in the U.S. Senate of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028). The legislation, introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), calls for the development of a strategy to support the nation’s 40 million family caregivers. It would bring together stakeholders from the private and public sectors to recommend actions that communities, providers, government, and others are taking and may take to help make the big responsibilities of caregiving a little bit easier.
Sep 26, 2017AARP relieved that older Americans will be spared the harmful impact of Graham-Cassidy bill
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond today issued the following statement in response to the decision not to vote on the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.
Sep 25, 2017AARP Foundation Expands Workforce Opportunities for Older Workers With SCSEP, BACK TO WORK 50+, and Work for Yourself@50 ProgramsFoundation Shines Light on its Workforce Programs During National Employ Older Workers Week
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP Foundation, during National Employ Older Workers Week, announced it has expanded its workforce opportunities for older workers through several programs, including the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), BACK TO WORK 50+, and Work for Yourself@50+. These programs are particularly relevant given that the number of Americans age 50+ who are working or looking for work has grown significantly over the past decade and is expected to continue to increase. The number of 50+ U.S. labor force participants is anticipated to grow from 25% in 2002 to 35% by 2022.
- Sep 25, 2017All-star cast celebrates Rickles' life and seven-decade career over food, drinks and laughs in this special 13-episode series
AARP Studios, Winbrook Entertainment and Stamper Lumber Company announced today the launch of its original legacy series "Dinner with Don," starring the legendary Don Rickles and more than a dozen...
- Sep 22, 2017Fraud Watch Network Ambassador Frank Abagnale Provides Tips on How to Avoid Identity Theft and Fraud
WASHINGTON, DC—With scams and fraud schemes proliferating on social media, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a campaign to educate Americans about social media hazards and provide information about how they can protect themselves.
Sep 20, 2017New online tool kit provides guidelines and resources for faith-based organizations looking to reach older Americans
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP announced today the release of their first African-American/Black Faith-Based Initiative Tool Kit. This self-service tool kit was created by AARP experts in collaboration with faith leaders from across the nation as a resource to aid in addressing the unique issues that affect many African-Americans aged 50+ in the faith-based community.
Sep 15, 2017Legislation will help the nation’s 40 million family caregivers
WASHINGTON, DC—AARP applauds the introduction in the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act. The legislation (H.R. 3759) was introduced by Representatives Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Kathy Castor (D-FL), along with original cosponsors Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY). Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the RAISE Family Caregivers Act (S. 1028) in the U.S. Senate in May.
Sep 13, 2017
WASHINGTON, DC—- AARP Foundation and Rock Health today are launching the 2017 Aging in Place $50K Challenge and calling on digital health startups to apply. Competitors in the 2017 Aging in Place Challenge have the chance to earn a $50,000 cash prize and work with AARP Foundation to improve the lives of vulnerable seniors by addressing issues that help to reduce unnecessary healthcare services, costs, and hospital readmission rates—especially as described in the CMS 30-day hospital readmission measure.
Sep 13, 2017AARP, AARP Foundation Joined by Miami Dolphins and Owner Stephen Ross in Creating Relief Fund for Older Victims of Hurricane IrmaSecure website now accepting donations to aid victims
WASHINGTON, DC—In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which ravaged the Caribbean and southeastern United States with significant storm surge flooding, damaging winds and rains, AARP Foundation has created a Hurricane Irma Relief Fund to support the storm victims – especially those age 50 and older. They are joined in this effort by AARP, the Miami Dolphins and owner Stephen Ross. The three organizations will match contributions - dollar for dollar - up to $750,000, with 100 percent of the money raised going directly into the community to support victims of Hurricane Irma.